Colour My World Visual Arts E-Bulletin May-Jun 2020

Colour My World Visual Arts E-Bulletin May-Jun 2020

WE WISH YOU WELL

Looking for a fresh perspective? Discover your creative voice?  Or a chance to expand your artistic identity?

Throughout May and June Colour My World will focus on how visual art can communicate and engage with the imagination.

Whether it’s crafting line and volume through textile, drafting messages with graphics, or using images to formulate information, we invite you to join us as we forge ahead into the summer months.

To find out more about our Visual Arts Workshops, visit: 

www.colour-my-world.com/visualarts 

ENROL NOW: Term starts from 23 Apr! Existing students do NOT need to re-enrol.

Explorer’s Art   (3 – 4.5 yrs)

The Weird and Wonderful

(Playful Sculpture)

Explore the world of playful sculptures as our Explorers create their own configurations inspired by the childlike works of Matthew Ronay. Here’s your opportunity to mold unusual shapes with plaster and balloons; then decorate the sculpted forms with ice-cream-colour.

Follow Alexander Calder’s expressive shapes and forms in 3D, as you develop a series of paper-crafted stabiles.

Core Art   (4.5 yrs+)

We All Stand Together

Artist and social activist Keith Haring’s Barking Dog and Radiant Baby inspire our Core Artists in the coming months. Expect plenty of posters with impactful social statements. Positive thematic messages, and symbolic images composed with bold designs and primary colours.

To complement this, Raymond Saá’s unconventional art technique will motivate a collection of greeting cards with painted collages and assemblages.

 

Ready-Set-Draw   (8 yrs+)

Informative Illustration

Learn how to convey a message using drawings of figures and subjects. Create a triptych illustration with acrylic paint and ink pens, and design convincing images to depict a personalized message without the use of the written word.

 

Junior Ready-Set-Draw   (6 – 8 yrs)

Creative Sketchbooks

Art courses for 6-8 year olds with themes centering on narrative, animals landscapes, portraiture and comics, coming soon!  Please contact Colour My World for more information.

Tactile Textile   (10 yrs+)

Lines Circuit

This textile project will focus on abstract drawings with a study on the quality of lines. Rigid and loose, clear and fuzzy; machine stitched and hand embroidered. Your design, will originate from an observational drawing to be transposed into a dynamic tactile image on fabric. You’ll then be encouraged to adopt a range of coloured threads to animate your piece.

 

Sculpture Culture   (Pottery-Ceramics 8 yrs+)

Fundamentals Master Class

Learn to build three-dimensionally and excel in creation that takes form in art ware, figurines, sculpture, decorative and applied art objects. Acquire fundamental skills from pinching, coiling,  slab to wheel-throwing, we shall experiment with new materials whilst utilizing techniques of slip casting, clay modeling, and surface texturing. 

The Digital:Hub – Animation, DSLR & Filmmaking   (8 yrs+, 10 yrs+)

Filmmaking   (10 yrs+)

Blockbuster Movie into 60 Seconds

Learn the value of information and understand how to develop more engaging stories. Write your own script, and shoot and edit your very own video. Add voice over narration and you’ll have the skills to break down any blockbuster movie into 60 seconds.

DSLR – Digital Photography   (10 yrs+)

Double Exposure

Learn skills in portrait photography and how to play with different lighting effects to create the perfect double exposure. Using Photoshop you will learn how to combine a double exposure portrait and outdoor elements using blending techniques and colouring.

 

Stop Motion Animation   (8 yrs+)

Compile still photography to create computer animation. Narrative and story board creation.

Sketchbook Studies / Painting   (10 yrs+)

Hopper’s Space

This term we ask students to reflect on their time in isolation. To express their vision and feelings through their personal space. Inspired by realist painter Edward Hopper, his silent spaces and uneasy encounters, you will use light and shadow to depict moods in composition. With Hopper’s soft realism, simplified details, shapes and saturated colours, you will create a work of acrylic blocking and oil shading to contrast your inner self.

Mentor Studio   (13 yrs+)

For art enthusiasts who are considering Art for GCSE, A-Levels, IGCSE or IB; or who simply enjoy being stretched artistically. Mentor Studio is open to any participants who want to strengthen their skill repertoire, build on their collection of portfolio-worthy artworks, or explore challenging themes through open-end self-enquiry guided closely by a mentor. Acquire in-depth knowledge and understanding of art-form, techniques and styles used as we guide you through various artistic decision and pathways to artistic achievement.

Colour My World Easter Workshop 2020

Colour My World Easter Workshop 2020

Easter 2020

Tue-Thu, 7-9 April 2020

OR Wed-Fri,15-17 April 2020

It’s the time of year when a faint floral scent carries a warm breeze, lifting our spirits after a long cold winter. Let’s celebrate the outdoors and revel in the beauty of nature, with endless choices, limitless hues and alluring features of all living things. Enrol in our Easter workshop for a total nature immersion.

Birds of Paradise

(3D Construction, Textile, Mixed Media)

VISUAL ART & DRAMA for 4 – 6.5 yrs

Fees : $1,750
10:00 am – 12:30 pm daily

We are calling all bird lovers, a spot of bird watching is in order. A 3-dimensional mixed media modeling workshop, full of brightly-coloured birds of paradise with flamboyant plumage and magical attributes. Learn to make quirky feathery characters with vividly beautiful outlook.

 

Spring Green

(Acrylic Painting)

VISUAL ART & DRAMA for 6.5 – 10 yrs

Fees : $1,850
10:00 am – 12:45 pm daily

Spring is on your doorstep! Join us on an organic odyssey exploring the crisp, elegant beauty of flowers whilst learning a whole range of techniques in floral painting. We will recreate the glamour of Georgia O’Keeffe’s renowned abstract flowers and slide into a world of vibrancy and charm. From blind contour drawing to O’Keeffe’s simplistic forms, our young painters will create a composition with a soft palette of spring hues.

 

IN DRAMA….  Junior Masterclass in Presentation Performance

For 4 – 6.5 yrs & 6.5 – 10 yrs

Introducing CMW’s School of Drama! Come and attend a crash course of drama where each day will be dedicated to in-depth training of a performing arts skill that participants can bring to the stage. Our 3-morning programme will be split into juniors and advanced levels to give the most effective learning experience for all ages. This fantastic fast-paced workshop is guaranteed to boost self-confidence and push the imagination.

Junior Skills (4 – 6.5 yrs)  – Incorporate acting games, storytelling, and physical theatre to explore different animal characters using the theme of “Spring” as the inspiration of our creative play.

Advanced Skills (6.5 – 10 yrs) – Explore our space using music, props and stylised movement to devise; improvise, and experiment to create our own play over the course of the workshop.

 

Floral Impact

(Digital Photography, Acrylic Painting, Dry Pastel)

VISUAL ART only for 10 yrs +

Fees : $2,050
10:00 am – 12:45 pm daily

This advance course starts with an intimate examination of a bold and dynamic flower using digital photography. The self-taken photo will be transcribed into an acrylic painting on wood with an emphasis on composition design and focal point, where the middle and background will be deliberately blurred for perspective and dramatic effects. The embellishment of dry pastel on acrylics will lastly render this art piece modernistic and stylized!

 

NEW Fiction-Writing

by Mark McPherson

For 9 yrs +

Fees : $2,500 / 3-morning enrolment
10:00 am – 12:30 pm daily on Tue-Thu, 7-9 Apr

With a focus on establishing a writer’s habit and creating ideas through clustering, free writing and prompt, this fiction-writing workshop by creative writer Mark McPherson is designed for anyone who has an urge to write stories. With an introduction to story structure, character, conflict, setting and dialogue, participants will be guided from their initial ideas to a first draft. Ideal for lovers of words, books and storytelling!

 

Colour My World Online Workshops

Colour My World Online Workshops

Online Workshops Now Available

Dedicated tutors are standing by with the tech and expertise to keep your minds engaged. Workshops range from enhancing artistic skills, to digital art exploration as well as mentorship for 10 years and above.

Places are limited so don’t delay in checking out what Colour My World has to offer.

Contact us info@colour-my-world.com or 2580.5028 and we shall guide you through the enrolment. Advanced payment by interbank transfer or PayPal. Enquire if you prefer date/time other than those listed below.

Pencil Shading  (10 yrs+)

Fri, 20 Mar 4:00-5:00pm OR Sat, 28 Mar 3:15-4:15pm

Fees $300 per hourly workshop

Learn shading techniques by drawing a single object in this online workshop. With a focus on gradation, improving observation skills on shades, and creating a range of textures. Join us to enhance your pencil work!

Materials required: HB pencil, A3 size paper, an object to draw (preferably a light, single coloured object)

Colour Wheel (Watercolour)  (10 yrs+)

Fri, 27 Mar 4:00-5:00pm OR Sat, 18 Apr 3:15-4:15pm

Fees $300 per hourly workshop

Participants will be guided through colour theory basics to produce their very own colour wheel. The wheel will be made up of 12 colours, mixed from three primary colours. For advanced learners there is the option to create an extra 12 gradients of colour.

Materials required: Watercolour (yellow, blue, red), watercolour brushes, thick cartridge or watercolour paper, pencil, ruler, compass, protractor.

Cross Contour Drawing (10 yrs+)

Sat, 21 Mar 3:15-4:15pm OR Fri, 3 Apr 4:00-5:00pm

Fees $300 per hourly workshop

Explore how curved and straight surfaces are portrayed using line. Transcribe 3 dimensional shapes on a 2 dimensional surface. Practice your cross contour skills in this drawing workshop, that will be streamed live for participants to follow.

Materials required: Pencil, paper, eraser, a few objects to draw from (e.g. plastic water bottle, an apple, box of tissues etc.)

 

Jacqueline Shiu received a BA Fine Arts degree from the University of Southern California, as well as studying for 2 years from the Central Academy of Fine Arts and the Chinese Academy of Oil Painting. Jacqueline’s understanding of art and painting allows her to teach open-mindedly with great insight. In between studies abroad, and her own pursuits in painting, Jacqueline heads the Sketchbook Studies & Painting programmes at Colour My World.

Mentorship – GCSE / IGCSE / IB level (13 yrs+)

Sat, 21 OR 28 Mar 2:00-3:00pm

Wed, 25 Mar OR 8 Apr 4:00-5:00pm

Fees $700 per hourly private workshop

Seeking guidance on your coursework, exam paper or sketchbook?

Look no further! Develop your creative process and enhance the content of your coursework, in this online mentorship workshop.

 

Portfolio Building (15 yrs+)

Sat, 21 OR 28 Mar 3:30-4:30pm

Wed, 25 Mar OR 8 Apr 5:30-6:30pm

 

Fees $700 per hourly private workshop

Looking for support to build your portfolio for entrance into higher education?

Our expert practitioners will guide you through the process of selecting your strongest work, creating a narrative to reflect your topics and personality. Present your collection in a way that will increase your chances of success. Share your work with us!

 
Programme requirement: Prior to actual skype tutorial, email to specify the area(s) you need help with. Forward photos of your works (sketchbook, experimentation, final pieces, etc.) and a project summary.
Fredie Decombe was educated at La Sorbonne, Paris with a Master of Fine Art.  She acquired her PGCE in Art in Education from the Institute of Education, London. She was appointed in both private and public schools, at BTEC, GCSE and A levels, covering diverse disciplines of Art, Craft and Design, Fine Art, 3D Design and Textile. Currently heading Mentor Studio at Colour My World, Fredie has extensive experience in the requirements needed to pursue art studies in higher and tertiary education.

Portrait Photomontage (12 yrs+)

Wed, 25 Mar & 1 Apr 4:00-5:00pm OR 5:30-6:30pm

Fees $1,000, 2 consecutive weeks, 1-hour workshop

Create a photomontage with graphic elements using Photoshop. Learn the basics of colour theory and composition, as well as layering and colour correction techniques in this online led, skills-based workshop.

Materials required: Photoshop (trial version to be downloaded prior to workshop), scanned photos of family members (aged pictures preferred).

Video Manipulation (12 yrs+)

Fri, 27 Mar & 3 Apr 4:00-5:00pm OR 5:30-6:30pm

Fees $1,000, 2 consecutive weeks, 1-hour workshop

Piece together a psychedelic landscape using Premiere Pro. Enhance your Lumetri colour correction skills, and use shape tools to compose, edit, and cut your own video. With a look into colour theory and composition, after this workshop you’ll be confident enough to produce projects independently.

Materials required: Premiere pro (trial version to be downloaded prior to workshop), photos of landscapes.

Having attended SCAD Hong Kong, Savannah Russell received her BA in Digital Filmmaking at De La Salle College of St Benilde, Philippines. Trained as a video producer, editor and photographer and having worked as creative intern in the marketing/advertising industry, Savannah is now spearheading Colour My World’s dynamic digital photography and film-making workshops.
Online Workshops Available Now 

Online Workshops Available Now 

In response to recent events in Hong Kong, we’ve made some of our workshops available online! 

Dedicated tutors are standing by with the tech and expertise to keep your minds engaged.

Workshops range from enhancing language skills, to speech communication techniques, visual arts and mentorship.

Places are limited so don’t delay in checking out what Colour My World has to offer.

Saturday Creative Drop-In Workshops

Saturday Creative Drop-In Workshops

Saturday Creative Drop-In Workshops

For 4-7 yrs AND 8 yrs+

Sat 15, 22, 29 Feb, 7, 14, 21, 28 Mar 2020, 1:30-3:00pm AND/OR 3:00-4:30pm

(Please enquire weekday options by e-mailing info@colour-my-world.com)

Fees : For 4-7 yrs+ $450 for one 1.5 hrly workshop OR $850 for two 1.5 hrly workshops

For 8 yrs+ $600 for one 1.5 hrly workshop OR $1,140 for two 1.5 hrly workshops

Join us and learn about building, painting and mixed media appreciation in this visual art drop-in workshop, themed around Surrealist Plants. Explore diverse media in 2D and 3D guided by specialist facilitators, as you stretch your creative minds.

Gather round this ad hoc creative extravaganza and pick and choose your favourite media.

3D Art – (for 4 – 7 yrs AND 8 yrs+)  1:30 – 3:00pm

Design your own 3D model plant using mixed media, abstract shapes and colours. Inspired by the works of Adam Frezza & Terri Chiao your unique organic piece with surrealistic inspiration. 

Collage Art – (for 4 – 7 yrs AND 8 yrs+)  3:00 – 4:30pm

Ideas sprout up when you take a step into the woods. Create a surrealist flowerbed of layered textures, with harmonic and contrasting colours, decorated with print materials.

Oil Painting – (for 8 yrs+ only) 1:30 – 3:00pm

Introductory class to oil painting when you will use organic lines and vibrant colours of plants as basis to apply oil painting techniques. Emphasis on mixing and blending colours, and creating some imaginative and whacky flora.

Clay Relief – (for 8 yrs+ only)  3:00 – 4:30pm

Get stuck into our clay sculpting workshop, where we’ll mould a low relief inspired by Egyptian artefacts – fused with human and animal features (chimera); using subtractive and additive technique. We’ll continually score, model and carve to awaken a majestic fabulous clay memento.

Colour My World Visual Arts E-Bulletin Mar-Apr 2020

Colour My World Visual Arts E-Bulletin Mar-Apr 2020

EXPLORE THE REALM OF BAUHAUS,

SURREALIST AND THE DRAMATIC

Our Core Artists and Explorers will delve into the themes of Bauhaus and Abstract Surrealism as we travel through the March-April term. Explore organic shapes, colours and geometry whilst stretching our imagination. Advanced learners shall navigate fantastical landscapes in conceptual drawing and follow tactile folds and pleats to create stunning oil painting.

Join us as we take an unforgettable journey into the creative mind!

To find out more about our Visual Arts Workshops, visit: 

www.colour-my-world.com/visualarts 

ENROL NOW: Term starts from 27 Feb! Existing students do NOT need to re-enrol.

Core Art Yearly Focus – Fine Art and Design

Compose compelling original artwork and expand your skills in design. From Japanese contemporary art to early 20th century Russian Avant Garde, you will discover how the visual language of fashion, product, graphic design and modern architecture can be used for boosting sustainability awareness, advertising campaigns and commercial messaging.

Explorer’s Art   (3 – 4.5 yrs)

Moving with the Movements

Explorers get ready! We’re about to take a whirlwind trip into abstract surrealism. Compile your very own hardback book of masterpieces, demonstrating the unique contemporary expressions of established artists, including Mark Rothko’s multiforms, Raymond Saá’s painted collages, and Damien Hirst’s visual candy painting. From acrylics to ink, oil pastels and patterns, this workshop is jam-packed with artistic development, art history and adventures galore.

Core Art   (4.5 yrs+)

I Think I’m Turning Bauhaus…

Looking at geometric, primitive and abstract art and design, you will be influenced to create a 3D architectural piece with an assemblage of coloured painted wood. Study visual text in graphic design and merge a collage of human figures, to form a dynamic outcome.  The result will bring together light, and motion in a contemporary Bauhaus twist, all informed by Bauhaus masters like Walter Gropius and Ludwig Mies van der Rohe.

 

Ready-Set-Draw Yearly Focus – The Art of Illustration

Explore the roles of illustration in areas of storytelling, persuasion and commentary over a myriad of themes and subjects. This upcoming year focuses on in-depth exploration of illustration and practical techniques such as realism through lighting, texture, perspective and tone. Expand your expertness on fabric and wood and follow your story over themes and subjects.

Ready-Set-Draw   (8 yrs+)

Conceptual Illustration

Venture out into the wild and learn the technical aspects of illustrating textured animals and whimsical landscapes. Adopting the principles of graphic design, you will create a conceptual water-coloured illustration. Follow the contours of a wild animal to outline a landscaped vista in its natural habitat.

 

NEW Junior Ready-Set-Draw   (6 – 8 yrs)

Creative Sketchbooks

Art courses for 6-8 year olds with themes centering on narrative, animals landscapes, portraiture and comics, coming soon!  Please contact Colour My World for more information.

Tactile Textile   (10 yrs+)

Layering and Gathering

Create contrasting bold volumes and rhythms, or even a soft sculpture. In this workshop you will be working towards a monochrome twofold outcome, layering and gathering textile techniques to create a harmonious body of work.

 

Sculpture Culture   (Pottery-Ceramics 8 yrs+)

Fundamentals Master Class

Learn to build three-dimensionally and excel in creation that takes form in art ware, figurines, sculpture, decorative and applied art objects. Acquire fundamental skills from pinching, coiling,  slab to wheel-throwing, we shall experiment with new materials whilst utilizing techniques of slip casting, clay modeling, and surface texturing. 

The Digital:Hub – Animation, DSLR & Filmmaking   (8 yrs+, 10 yrs+)

Filmmaking   (10 yrs+)

Create a Commercial

Invent your own product and create a commercial to show it off. Write the script, film the shots and edit on Premiere Pro. What will your product be? A talking toy? A superhero drink? Learn to deliver a powerful narrative with professional guidance in camera work, props and set design. Wrap up your video with an engaging voice over and you’ll have a project that sells, sells, sells!

DSLR – Digital Photography   (10 yrs+)

Product Photography

Using diverse techniques in product photography, you will create a photographic A4 poster to market a range of products. Adopt compelling compositions, and employ ‘cheating’ techniques and action shots, all captured within a studio lighting setup.

Stop Motion Animation   (8 yrs+)

Compile still photography to create computer animation. Narrative and story board creation.

Sketchbook Studies / Painting   (10 yrs+)

Flash The Light on Fabric

Here’s your chance to interpret your surrealist expression in oils! Like clouds morphing in the boundless sky, we can tell stories that personify the natural twists and folds of textile. Sculptural forms of voluminous fabric, organic folds and pleats have the potential to create endless possibilities. Embrace dramatic abstract shapes in your very own painting!

Mentor Studio   (13 yrs+)

For art enthusiasts who are considering Art for GCSE, A-Levels, IGCSE or IB; or who simply enjoy being stretched artistically. Mentor Studio is open to any participants who want to strengthen their skill repertoire, build on their collection of portfolio-worthy artworks, or explore challenging themes through open-end self-enquiry guided closely by a mentor. Acquire in-depth knowledge and understanding of art-form, techniques and styles used as we guide you through various artistic decision and pathways to artistic achievement.